Snyder, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound kicker from Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park, selected UNC over scholarship offers from Columbia, Harvard, NC State, and Wake Forest.
"I guess it just came down to that feeling with my gut and my gut told me Carolina," Snyder said. "I tried to look at the options with a couple of other schools, but I just kept coming back to Carolina. I realized in the end that's where I wanted to be."
This past weekend, Snyder officially visited Harvard. He also officially visited NC State the weekend prior. He has an official visit to Chapel Hill scheduled for this coming weekend.
"I'm 100-percent done, other than the North Carolina visit," Snyder said.
Unlike the other schools that have offered him, UNC isn't guaranteeing Snyder a scholarship until the 2012 spring semester. However, he'll still enroll in the fall.
"Basically what they decided was they expect me to come in and be a serious weapon for them," Snyder said. "I've been told once a scholarship opens up, I'll get that. If I don't get a scholarship this coming fall then I'm guaranteed one in the spring."
UNC immediately expects Snyder to compete for the kickoff job. He'll then compete for place kicking duties once Casey Barth graduates following the 2011 season.
"It's just a huge sigh of relief [to commit]," Snyder said. "I've been stressing over it for the past couple of weeks. I'm glad it's over and I'm glad it's going to be with Carolina."
Snyder will play in the U.S. Army All-American Game on Jan. 8 as a punter.